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Calculus: Single Variable Part 1 - Functions

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Calculus
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
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  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include: 1) the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning; 2) a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus; 3) an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and 4) a clear, dynamic, unified approach.

In this first part--part one of five--you will extend your understanding of Taylor series, review limits, learn the *why* behind l'Hopital's rule, and, most importantly, learn a new language for describing growth and decay of functions: the BIG O.

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Robert Ghrist

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Ashlynn P
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I took this course to gain another perspective on single-variable calculus and it did not disappoint. I still find Taylor series mysterious but my understanding has improved thanks to this course.
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